2019 tables: Institutions - chemistry

The 2019 tables are based on Nature Index data from 1 January 2018 to 31 December 2018.

Table criteria

# Institution Share 2017 Share 2018 Count 2018 Change in Adjusted Share 2017-2018*
1 University of Toronto (U of T), Canada 85.46 97.88 164 7.7%
2 McGill University, Canada 35.93 36.80 92 -3.7%
3 The University of British Columbia (UBC), Canada 42.56 36.50 73 -19.4%
4 University of Alberta (U of A), Canada 31.17 29.94 57 -9.7%
5 University of Waterloo, Canada 27.23 28.42 51 -1.9%
6 University of Ottawa (uOttawa), Canada 25.68 26.33 52 -3.6%
7 Western University (UWO), Canada 20.17 23.27 42 8.5%
8 McMaster University, Canada 19.88 19.84 37 -6.2%
9 Queen's University, Canada 13.32 18.49 35 30.5%
10 University of Montreal (UdeM), Canada 16.61 17.65 62 -0.1%
11 University of Calgary (U of C), Canada 11.36 15.31 39 26.7%
12 Simon Fraser University (SFU), Canada 16.81 12.79 30 -28.5%
13 University of Victoria (UVic), Canada 10.64 11.36 27 0.4%
14 Laval University (UL), Canada 11.20 10.84 31 -9.0%
15 University of Sherbrooke (USherbrooke), Canada 14.91 9.06 38 -42.9%
16 National Research Council (NRC), Canada 4.69 6.41 25 28.5%
17 University of Saskatchewan (U of S), Canada 3.91 6.35 11 52.6%
18 National Institute of Scientific Research (INRS), Canada 3.71 5.05 23 28.1%
19 Concordia University, Canada 4.69 4.68 30 -6.1%
20 Polytechnique Montréal, Canada 4.00 4.49 23 5.5%
21 Dalhousie University, Canada 8.67 4.38 12 -52.5%
22 Brock University, Canada 4.34 4.36 13 -5.7%
23 York University, Canada 3.59 3.95 12 3.6%
24 University of Windsor (UWin), Canada 6.62 3.71 11 -47.4%
25 University of Manitoba, Canada 8.54 3.03 15 -66.7%
26 Memorial University of Newfoundland (MUN), Canada 4.74 2.97 5 -41.1%
27 Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM), Canada 4.31 2.38 22 -48.2%
28 Canadian Light Source Inc., Canada 2.09 2.35 13 5.7%
29 University of Prince Edward Island (UPEI), Canada 1.00 2.00 2 88.0%
30 University of Guelph, Canada 4.20 1.38 12 -69.1%
31 Saint Mary's University (SMU), Canada 2.04 1.33 2 -38.6%
32 Carleton University, Canada 2.11 1.28 11 -43.1%
33 Alberta Health Services (AHS), Canada 1.18 5 N/A
34 Canadian Institute for Advanced Research (CIFAR), Canada 0.54 0.98 10 71.5%
35 Acadia University, Canada 0.93 0.96 2 -2.9%
36 Université du Québec à Chicoutimi (UQAC), Canada 0.96 3 N/A
37 Hydro-Québec, Canada 1.20 0.95 2 -25.4%
38 D-Wave Systems, Inc., Canada 0.95 1 N/A
39 University of Quebec, Canada 0.72 3 N/A
40 Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA), Canada 1.12 0.71 5 -40.6%
41 Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC), Canada 1.00 0.67 1 -37.3%
42 Trinity Western University (TWU), Canada 0.65 2 N/A
43 IntelliSyn R&D, Canada 0.57 1 N/A
44 Vancouver Island University (VIU), Canada 0.29 0.56 1 83.1%
45 Ballard Power Systems Inc., Canada 0.50 1 N/A
46 University of Quebec at Trois-Rivieres (UQTR), Canada 0.68 0.49 7 -32.0%
47 Ingenuity Lab, Canada 0.48 1 N/A
48 Genome Canada, Canada 0.77 0.44 4 -45.6%
49 University of New Brunswick (UNB), Canada 0.75 0.37 2 -54.0%
50 Vector Institute, Canada 0.34 6 N/A
51 St. Francis Xavier University (StFX), Canada 0.05 0.33 1 526.8%
51 FPInnovations, Canada 0.33 0.33 1 -6.0%
52 École de Technologie Supérieure (ETS), Canada 0.27 0.32 5 13.0%
53 Quantum Silicon Inc., Canada 0.31 1 N/A
54 Siebens-Drake Medical Research Institute, Canada 0.29 1 N/A
55 Canadian General Tower (CGT) Limited, Canada 0.25 1 N/A
56 Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), Canada 0.26 0.25 3 -9.5%
56 Génome Québec, Canada 0.26 0.25 3 -9.5%
57 Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC), Canada 1.05 0.20 1 -82.1%
57 EEStor Corporation, Canada 0.20 1 N/A
57 Bioinformatics Solutions Inc. (BSI), Canada 0.20 1 N/A
58 Ontario Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks, Canada 0.19 1 N/A
59 Cégep de Lévis-Lauzon (CLL), Canada 0.14 0.18 3 25.4%
59 Héma-Québec, Canada 0.14 0.18 3 25.4%
60 Epimeron Inc., Canada 0.18 1 N/A
61 Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute (VCHRI), Canada 0.14 0.17 1 14.9%
61 University of Lethbridge, Canada 2.53 0.17 1 -93.8%
61 Solaris Chem Inc., Canada 0.17 1 N/A
62 Université du Québec à Rimouski (UQAR), Canada 0.14 5 N/A
63 SNC-Lavalin Group Inc., Canada 0.03 0.13 3 318.3%
64 Mount Allison University, Canada 0.11 0.13 1 5.8%
65 Health Canada (HC-SC), Canada 0.10 0.11 1 4.5%
65 Hovingtoǹs Consulting, Canada 0.11 1 N/A
66 Ontario Institute for Cancer Research (OICR), Canada 0.14 0.11 2 -29.0%
67 Ryerson University, Canada 0.18 0.11 1 -45.6%
68 Lakehead University, Canada 1.88 0.10 1 -95.0%
68 Saskatoon Health Region, Canada 0.10 1 N/A
69 Johnson Matthey Battery Materials Ltd., Canada 0.14 0.09 1 -40.2%
70 Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC), Canada 0.05 0.08 1 56.7%
71 Royal Military College of Canada (RMC), Canada 0.60 0.07 2 -88.7%
71 Cégep de Thetford, Canada 0.07 2 N/A
71 Cégep Garneau, Canada 0.07 2 N/A
72 Domain Therapeutics NA Inc., Canada 0.05 1 N/A
73 Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics (PI), Canada 0.05 1 N/A
74 Montreal Cancer Institute (ICM), Canada 0.04 3 N/A
75 MaRS Discovery District, Canada 0.02 1 N/A
76 London Health Sciences Centre (LHSC), Canada 0.04 0.01 1 -72.6%
76 St. Joseph's Health Care London, Canada 0.04 0.01 1 -72.6%

Footnote

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*The change in adjusted Share accounts for the small annual variation in the total number of articles in Nature Index journals. Share values have been adjusted to 2020 levels to calculate the percentage change. For more information on the adjustment, please see the Adjusted metric explainer.